Mission Statement:To design, create and care for world-class mountain biking trail systems in the Moosehead area for the enrichment, economic stimulus and education of our community.
We have been working with accomplished trail designers and the State of Maine Bureau of Parks and Land over the past three years to identify the best local terrain for a world class mountain biking trail system in the Moosehead Area.
An official agreement between Moosehead Outdoor Alliance and State of Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands for long term care and maintenance will be solidified before trail construction would begin.
Once complete, these trails will be one of the most diversified systems in New England, reaching a minimum of 25 miles of trail, to attract outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels to the area. We have also been recently voted in as the twenty-ninth chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association. This association brings with it a large volunteer base for trail maintenance once this system is put into place as well as a $2,000,000 liability insurance policy for our group.
With the completion of this trail system the Moosehead area is projected to draw around 60,000 new visitors per year, reaching this target within 3-5 years, with the economic impact estimated at $10 million tourism dollars per year.
1) Bring economic stimulus to Greenville, Maine to maintain our school district and healthcare system as well as nurture upcoming entrepreneurs and local businesses.
2) Improve the health of our local population and provide youth education programming including riding clinics and bike maintenance. According to the 2018 Piscataquis County Health Profile, conducted by The Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment, Greenville is located in the county with the oldest population, with the most people living in poverty with the least amount of education. Mental and physical health is declining in this area with an increase in obesity, diabetes and drug overdoes. Identifying transportation and cost barriers we hope to encourage and offer outdoor recreation education and gear accessibility as a means of redirecting current conditions and break down barriers.
3) Increase the local population, targeting younger permanent residents and families. Maine is the top state with the oldest population. Young professionals, with a greater opportunity for remote working, are relocating to affordable towns with a focus on recreational opportunities and a healthier lifestyle.
4) Effectively diversifying our current tourist economic channels while avoiding exclusivity of life long residents and established income steams. Showing respect for our current revenue steams for the Moosehead area, we are committed to working with the State of Maine to share the woods with all users including with hunters, hikers, and loggers. The diversified system design will also include trails for all ages and ability levels with pathway connections to and from downtown Greenville.
For more infomation please visit our website www.MooseheadOutdoorAlliance.org